WTF in Detroit, Michigan
by Jerome Armstrong, Mon Aug 11, 2008 at 08:57:11 AM EDT
McCain is in PA today and tomorrow, then in MI on Wed, where you know he will have a comment on the Detroit Mayor, or maybe it'll be Joe Lieberman that makes the case for the Obama/Wright/Kilpatrick angle.
The Michigan AG is making the effort to oust him, but the Kilpatrick factor is a big problem. Business has abandoned him (no surprise), his mother barely won (despite being the CBC Chair with help from Pelosi & Rangel), and now religious leaders are weighing in negatively toward the Detroit mayor.
The indication is that if he doesn't resign by Sept 3rd, then Granholm will kick him to the street (the Gov can legally remove the Mayor in MI). That will no doubt set off a firestorm of its own. Steve Mitchell, whose article is a must read on the situations potential negative effect, says that "it is hard to write a scenario where a Democrat can be elected president without winning Michigan." I don't agree with that necessarily, but I do think that MI is going to be in the toss-up column the way things are heading. I do agree with him that the GOP will resurrect the Wright-Obama story, probably in late September.